Hare and Dunhog Mosses

Located on the east side of the A7 two miles south of Selkirk, Hare Moss includes an area of open water used by wildfowl throughout the year. Dunhog Moss is an example of an upland basin fen and is reached across 250m of farmland to the east of Hare Moss.

Bullfinch © Darin Smith

Why visit?

  • Breeding and wintering wildfowl
  • Dragonflies and damselflies

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Oct

Visit for:

  • Peatlands
  • Wildflowers
  • Birdwatching

Directions

Take the A7 south from Selkirk. About 2.5 miles from Selkirk, Hare Moss can be seen on the left. Take a left turn after the reserve onto a narrow road and park on the side of this track (so as not to obstruct farm vehicles).

Getting onto the reserve

At the end of the minor road, go through a gate and take the path north which leads to another gate at the southern end of Hare Moss. From the entrance gate, a path leads north to a bird viewing hide on the edge of a small lochan. Dunhog Moss is situated 250m east of Hare Moss and can only be accessed across farmland on foot.

Getting round this reserve

Please take care not to disturb farm animals. There are no paths maintained on Dunhog Moss and care must be taken as the reserve includes large areas of soft, wet ground which can be damaged by trampling.

 

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